Benjamin Shrager is an engineer with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity - Advanced Grid Research & Development, where he works on and manages R&D projects for a modernized electric grid. Specific areas of interest and project focuses include: applying grid architecture principles to prepare for future R&D needs, analyzing the potential and cost-benefits of grid-enhancing technologies such as dynamic line rating and power flow controllers, evaluating energy storage technologies across application areas and R&D pathways, and considering the impact of supply chain and critical materials on technologies such as advanced conductors and energy storage. Previously, Benjamin received his B.S. and M.S. from Case Western Reserve University in Systems & Control Engineering.